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of the data center. we don't hold data on u.s. citizens. one of the things from my perspective that is grossly misreported is everybody says you grab all the e-mails and put them down some place in the united states. we don't do that.
, and he applies the brakes or uses the steering wheel to avoid the accident. >> host: why are you up here on capitol hill? what's the importance of showing this to politicians? >> guest: first of all, we think today everyone is distracted driving. we want people to be safer, we want to expose our -- [inaudible] to capitol hill. we think there are many people who can leverage that technology in order to help us save lives, to help us spread the word out there and to, you know, the families and the drivers -- >> host: is mobileye yet available? >> guest: mobileye is available for the consumers. right now we are working with several retail chains, and we are getting more and more into the retail market, and definitely. anyone who wants the system can e-mail us at mobileye.com, we'll hook him up with an installer. >> host: isaac litman is the ceo of mobileye here at the consumer electronics show in washington. stephanie lundberg is with the ford motor company, and you have a display here at the consumer electronics show. why is ford at this tech show? >> guest: essentially, ford is a technolo
foundation does, we use generic drugs and dave made a huge difference. and pat for money cannot be used to buy those drugs, first because eric goolsby at all the people agreed that they should anzac and because i made an agreement with president bush when he was an obvious that i would submit all of the mehdi said we sent anywhere in the world to the fda and he said if the fda approved them is the effect of an appropriate that on a local contrary could use their money to buy that meta-sin. [applause] and he kept his word. and that was the beginning of this and i'm very, very grateful for that. that means for these drugs are not available with got to do something for people without insurance who can't afford the drugs. [cheers and applause] now, our foundation has partnered with major pharmaceutical, aeneas to make access to affordable hiv medication available faster, in a simpler way on a longer-term basis of people who don't qualify for a bat, but can't afford the drug. here's the idea. we will provide a one-stop shop for uninsured patients to access all of the patient assistance progr
into that fund today, those dollars go elsewhere without us having a say until we participate or become part of the treaty process. does that clarify? >> thank you. >> the other thing that i wondey have been covered to some extent, but i haven't heard much discussion since i arrived about how we benefit in the arctic. you talked that a little bit mr. gerard in terms of our ability to have much more of an opportunity to access the minerals and the resources under the arctic. .. the outer continental shelf. we stand here watching that happen we have a very, very significant interest in the arctic. as i mentioned earlier, shall hopefully will start that today. seems that one quarter of the world's oil and gas resources are into the arctic. why we would sit on the sidelines and watch the rest of the world development resource to us is somewhat mystified within our own 200-mile exclusive economic zone in the world that does not take full advantage of the outer continental shelf a big miss the opportunity to sit back and watch 30 years from now we missed on this decisions we made in the arctic whi
the fast judicial overreaching on the one hand not to mention, "of verbal wizardry that took us too far, too deep into the forbidden land of the softest that's obviously not the leverage that we typically read in these opinions. so the affordable care act having survived one near-death experience now moves on to what may be the next one, the november elections. but even the very strong language that was of waste by the dissenting justices, and in some instances by the chief justice himself, we now know what a majority of the court thinks the government cannot compel us to do something we are not doing already unless it calls a tax in which case it can and in which case tam put it on the health affairs blog yesterday millions of americans were able to go to sleep last night secure in the knowledge that the federal government cannot meet you eat broccoli. [laughter] we move on now to discuss a little bit more in detail and in depth with the decision said and what it means going forward not just for the field of constitutional law but for all the other concerns i mentioned. and we have a v
of our department was laid off within a few months. the rest of us sweated every friday wondering when we would receive our layoff dates. we were finally all let go on march 11, 2011. four months after my layoff," she continues, "my husband was advised the rest of his department is being laid off after the job duties were transitioned to an offshore si site. my daughter, myself and my husband are all looking for work. we have four generations," virginia says, "living in our home. i have no idea what will hatch to all of us -- happen to all of us if none of us can find work. my husband served his time in the army and he and i have always worked full-time steady jobs. it feels like we're being punished for spending our lives working to take care of our family and keep a roof over our heads." and she continues, "america needs jobs. we want to work and need to work." and she points exclamation points in. "we are not lazy. instead, we are innovators and always have been. we need to regain our pride in our country, help each other and quit focusing on greed." virginia says, "my mother reminded
, in some ways, it is not a problem. the ambush protected vehicle that they use in iraq and afghanistan, it was something that the hill prioritize because people were getting blown up by ied's. there is a proper role for congress exercising decision-making and imposing some things on executive office and institutions. how to deal with the rest? management, either. there is not a golden bullet that is going to resolve this problem permanently. something that someone will have to wrestle with on a case-by-case basis. at least my opinion is going to be that you have to hope that the governors i have already outlined are sufficient. but most of those things don't come into the budget. >> we should probably clarify that, you know, when people present in arguments, pros and cons, the majority responds favorably to both. so it is not that most people are carrying around a very discrete human of i think defense should be cut and i am looking for signs that this candidate is for organs that. it is not that articulated. it is more because they say oh, yeah, that's true, oh, okay, now have to make
, an enormous thing. >> host: and those, all these devices use spectrum. >> guest: well, everything uses spectrum, but i think that's a real washington way of looking at it. actually, the tech guys are beginning to think that they can figure out a way to slice the spectrum in a way that would actually open it up. i'm not saying the telecom companies have this point of view, but the tech guys are working very hard on ways they think to split it up. yeah, they all use spectrum. they all use spectrum. um, wi-fi, as you know, is an unregulated piece of spectrum, and you'll notice that it has taken off phenomenally. but, yeah, to get to the internet you have to have a way to connect, you're absolutely right. >> host: do you see spectrum, difference in spectrum policy coming in the next couple of years? >> guest: spectrum policy -- >> host: again, a washington question. >> guest: yeah, it's a washington question. there's two things about spectrum policy that i would note. one is it's based on very old concepts. i mean, look, the physics are the physics. there's only so much spectrum, we get th
is nonfunctional or has different hours from the u.s. side, you're in trouble. and you can go one step beyond that. if the port of entry on both sides is terrific, but on one side there's a superhighway with eight lanes, dedicated trucking lanes, etc., but on the other side you have a kind of windy, pot-holed dirt road, then you don't have much of a port of entry. instead you want binational collaboration on the planning and financing of infrastructure projects that alan mentioned earlier. so we want to shift our focus here from just thinking about defending our own border to securing and expediting flows across the border within north america. as a second example here, what does the ideal port of entry look like? i picked the example of canada so as not to spook you, but as i'll talk about in a second, i think we can take many smaller steps along this path in our relationship with mexico. so here we have the perfect port of entry. it's a building, and it's a big open space in the middle of the building. and in the middle of that open space is a dotted red line that designated canadian territory f
for the house. please join hands with us. please, with all of the politics and all the fighting and all of the problems, there are certain times when we should just reach out to one another and protect the american people. and this is one of those times. we have the bill. it's bipartisan. it works. please accept it and let's get on with our work. thank you very, very much, mr. president. i yield the floor. mr. blumenthal: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from connecticut. mr. blumenthal: thank you, mr. president. let me begin by thanking my colleague from california for her leadership over many, many years, and her steadfast courage and vision on this issue. likewise, my colleague from the state of washington who spoke before her, senator murray, for her leadership as well, and others in this body which passed vawa, the senate's version of that measure, s. 1925, by an overwhelming bipartisan margin. in fact 68-31 back in april. this measure truly is bipartisan, and it commands overwhelming support in in body. and, more importantly, across the american public. in connect
bragging that he could do it, but it was also a warning to us. what if the next time that happens it's a larger utility or a group of smaller utilities around the country, maybe water, maybe electricity, maybe gas, and this time they're not just warning us or showing us our vulnerability but they're actually going to disrupt the flow of electricity or water to people who depend on it. that's -- that's the kind of crisis that we face and why it is so urgent that we deal with this. so let me come back to my dream. my goal here is that as we go on this week, we're able to submit a manager's amendment, but it's not just from the managers, senators collins, rockefeller, feinstein and i. we're joined by a much broader group and we form a broad bipartisan consensus here to protect our country from a terrible danger that is real, urgent and growing. mr. president, i always like to -- i was thinking about it again in this case -- think back in these moments. since i don't see anybody else on the floor, i will undulling myself and go back to a hot july day in philadelphia -- indulge myself and
large bond issue in oklahoma city to allow us to get the g.m. plant, and consequently we have new missions going in. i'm saying that in a complimentary way. on the other hand, with the sequestration that will be the obama sequestration that would take place starting on january 2 of this coming year, we would have huge losses in oklahoma. the estimate is probably closer to 22,000 jobs in the first year that we would be suffering in my state of oklahoma. now, it's bad enough that what that will do to the economy in my state of oklahoma but what's even worse with is what it does to our national defense. we have no way of knowing right now where that money is going to be coming out of. i had the conversation, the first in a long time yesterday with dick cheney. he, of course, we all recall he was not just his vice-presidential relationship but he used to be secretary of defense. he's one of them trying to make loot of the cuts and did he make a lot of the cuts but he was talking about if they do this and have this across the board, the cuts, it would be not just devastating, we all un
be used to identify possible anomalies and risk patterns under secure communities with reports at least once a quarter. and statistical monitoring to date. >> one of the major reforms we undertook to improve concern that somehow secure communities are used to promote racial profiling for statistical analysis. , and we were knowledgeable and expert in this area. and held them to hire a statistician. in direct response we started these statistical analyses and we are looking at the first couple instances in which these statistics appear to be anomalous and doing a couple things. we are trying to work with the department of justice and civil rights division -- to understand the statistics. there could be lots of reasons why a particular county has statistical spikes. some of them not necessarily related to civil-rights concerns. we are working with the civil-rights division to come up with a cross department approach because the civil rights division would investigate and prosecute any thing we would refer to them. we at i.c.e. did not have civil-rights investigative authority. the second
to make sure that we are using for example the small business review process to ensure that the rules ask crafted can ease compliance where necessary especially with respect to smaller firms. smaller firms be they depositories jarmon depositories are by their nature less able to easily shoulder significant compliance costs tend to be more fixed than variable which means to the extent it firm is smaller on the compliance board and would be more biting and constraining and so the basic to make sure we are attentive as applied to the various regulatory requirements. >> which is one of my concerns. i keep getting that feedback from our small banks and credit unions about the compliance costs with the new rules coming out. within this efp, those are dillinger of disclosure issues as well as other disclosure forms. are you all communicating so when qr m comes out we are not going to have different ways of compliance issues for the small banking institutions? are you all talking together so it's going to be very fluid and we and are not going to have one rule come out but would then be modified
and everybody, the president, the secretary, everybody agrees that would be very devastating for u.s. national security and they want to avoid at all costs. >> thank you. that is helpful. rich, governor romney has said many, many times that he would not like to cut the defense budget, but at to the same time be inconsistent with lower taxes. within the framework of the problems that the country has to date with respect to the national deficit, et cetera, i don't know anybody who says you can't raise defense spending, cut taxes and accomplish anything with respect to the national debt. so how do you do that, sir? >> i should introduce you to more people. >> look, i heard the same thing in 1979 and in 1980. on the economy was crippled with double-digit inflation. >> you think is the same as in today? >> no, it's worse, but it can be done with the government's been clear about if he thinks we have to rebuild our navy. and he thinks obviously with the philosophical difference with president obama and governor reagan on the economy -- governor romney and president obama on the economy, it is one th
and tell us about the ways you have engaged with your indigenous population in other parts of the strategy. >> it is a good point when we talk about disparity. you see countries where we say there is no money many times the distribution is very bad and at least in relation to brazil we have been a very rich country with a lot of disparity and they decided to help that just was able to take almost sixty million people out of extreme poverty, the focus of what we're going to do and otherwise the importance is the same. and the frontier of the amazon. in conjunction with the government, and to get to the help that they need and that brings us to another subject and interested -- and the point of intersection and no hepatitis in the amazon that can be wiped out with the vaccinations we have and these things are going to get there but involving the citizens side mentioned before the brazilian government has a lot of participation in all respects. i mentioned national health but the department of hiv aids, the main council that helps with the policy is a 36 member council with 12 from the stimul
, catastrophe. cs bar who was a dictator in somalia received a great deal of aid which she was unable to use to provide resources to nomadic goat herders have been massacred their goats, they became dependent on the aid delivered by the international a committee. now we have the concentration of the people, a conscripted him to invade ethiopia. this is one of the ways in which somalia which is not a wealthy country really began to collapse. had the aid not been available he wouldn't have been able to do that. this was one of the reasons or the poor of the nightmare of somalia. we can then look also at what is happening a geisha and contrast that with northern somalia. neither is a very attractive place to live in northern somalia is certainly a lot better. the astonishing violence in mogadishu was largely what were called the technical, a funny term, tacticals. that's what these games are called. they have a pickup truck, big .50 caliber machine gun on the back and they terrorize neighborhoods, extract resources from people. that was technical assistance to foreign aid delivery. we paid for
's vital for us to help them. you know, when a young man or young woman who deserves to go to college doesn't because they can't afford it, they lose, their family loses, and our country loses as well. when a young person goes to the college they shouldn't really go to because they can't afford the college they deserve to go to and want to go to, they lose, their family loses, and america loses. and so it's been a passion of mine that we give the middle class, not just the poor but the middle class as well, help in paying for college because it is so expensive but it is so important. and so we have in law now something called the child -- the american opportunity tax credit. it's legislation i wrote. it helped 9.1 million 235e78s get a -- families get a tax break on their children's college tuition last year. because of the american opportunity tax credit, more parents and students now qualify for tax relief to pay for college expenses, not just for two years but for a whole four years of study. it gives a $2,500 tax credit right off your taxes to families whose income is up to $180,000 a y
's their response? >> they're working with us. [laughter] >> so it's a legitimate reason -- >> the current structure, mr. chairman, that the way the data's pulled in and then analyzed, it's, for example, 2012 we're looking at 2010 data. and so how does that become actionable and meaningful when you get your report, it's really just tied to an update in finances and not to clinical care. and we want it tied to clinical care so we can make actionable statements about patients. so that's the problem using claims data that then has to be aggregated when that year's closed out and analyzed. and by the time it's analyzed and presented, another year's passed. that's why we're looking at other data systems that get to the target you're asking us to get to, and if we had these other, access to these other data systems, they're realtime. they allow us to say that happened last month. that can't happen this month. we need to put an action plan in place to correct that. that's part of the big disconnect, and it's not for lack of trying. it's just the wrong data set to drive the goal that we're trying to reach.
how to use that information. to say that we have national coverage in really working with folks at that level is not true. but what we have are a set of programs with the mitigation center, with extension services on creating what we call drought-ready mounts whose major role is to be able to access and get guidance on the use of the information that we put on the web site. >> all right, thanks. .. i think that the program by would say is in its infancy of feral five or six years but already we have seen great gains in that regard and we talk about how can farmers access this information the weatherman for example in a state and agriculture states like oklahoma or rock stars, those other guys most people pay attention to when they watch the nightly news but now folks are starting to learn and farmers and producers on the ground are starting to learn they can access even more information related to drop through the drought portal which has been set up and through integration of noaa and scientists involved with land grant universities and that sort of thing, helping to get the wo
. for those of us who have had the pleasure and the honor of coming to know ryan well, this latest story is not at all surprising. it actually is quite in keeping with the character and actions of this superb, decent, selfless man, a man who i would call without question or hesitation the most excellent foreign service officer and one of the finest public servants i have ever known. for the past 41 years, ever since he was a junior diplomat serving in prerevolution iran, ryan crocker has consistently answered the call to serve in the most challenging, the most difficult but also the most important posts in the world. they were the places as it turned out where america needed ryan crocker the most, and he has always served with distinction. he was a young officer in lebanon when our embassy was bombed. ryan crocker helped to pull his colleagues from the rubble and then got back to work. he was one of the first civilians into afghanistan and iraq after the recent wars, helping to re-establish our diplomatic presence in both countries after decades. he returned to iraq during the surge, and
the standard of living for those on medicare and medicaid, rather than ask anything of the wealthiest among us. and by the way, i come from a wealthy state of delaware. i think has the highest per capita still. the wealthy in my state are as patriotic as caring as the poor. i have never seen any distinction between patriotism or generosity come from poor folk and the wealthy guy. but we are not asking anything of them. they are the only group in this entire recession we have not asked anything of. we launched two wars, one necessary, one not necessary. and on the way, the same time gave him multi-trillion dollars tax cut over the same period of time. i don't get it. and on top of maintaining the bush tax cut, and we want to maintain it for middle-class people, on top of that, and on top of what it will do to all the other benefits of seniors have, that they want to undo, the house republicans voted to repeal the health care law last week. let's not forget what that means. but they voted against. let me go back to taxes for just a second. there is the 800 billion that is set aside over here for
that is where you are no longer going to use it. now you could still use the argument and you hear that argument more often on the republican side which is just sort of let them all slaughter each other, and without a great consideration of the strategic calculations in the middle east because it's sort of like the middle east, just go away. so, i think that is also a pretty powerful again, i would emphasize -- emphasize if you had to write now put your finger on something that would change the dynamic here, that has to be turkey. turkey. i think, i think professor -- professor, president obama's out of this one unless you see something happen in turkey or if you just see the slaughter accelerate at such a rate that we are more or less obliged to do something. it's possible that if the fsa could get ahold of aleppo and declared a free city to set up an opposition government in aleppo and figure out some way how to stop the armor, the artillery and the planes from driving them out at least for a while, that you could rapidly change the dynamic. and it would certainly be, it would certainly be an
words, quote, do not use our name in new york, close quote. so first, mr. bagley, didn't the european and middle east affiliates, um -- why would those affiliates, why wasn't hbus told? what possible justification is there for not telling an affiliate that key information to them so that they can comply with their own laws has been removed? >> it's a very fair question, senator. my understanding of the position was that hbeu was checking each one of those transactions to insure that they were u-turn compliant, that i was always advised that they were u-turn compliant. when i first focused on this issue which was, i think, in mid 2003 although there were indications in e-mails before that, i am -- i emphasized there should be full transparency given to hbus so they could check the compliance with the u-turn themself. >> was it? >> it wasn't. >> so as exhibit 55 says so simply and eloquently, dramatically: your own people, quote, were being asked to fudge the nature of the payments to avoid the u.s. embargo and seizure. that's exhibit 55. then you weren't the only one tha
did the u.s. perg title it campus debit card trap? you guessed it. many are charged unreasonable fees that are costing them and the country millions of dollars. according to the report, 15 financial institutions have debit or prepaid card contracts with 878 campuses that serve more than nine million students. it's a big business. 42% of all students nationwide go to school on these 878 campuses. it's a lucrative business for financial institutions. there's a lot of money to be made from fees on college debit cards especially when you start charging fees on the billions of dollars disbursed each year in federal student aid. so the federal money is passing through these cards to the students, the financial institutions are making money in the process. as the u.s. perg report showed some of the fees are clearly unreasonable. one of the most egregious is a per-transaction fee on students for students for using a pin number instead of a signature. one of the largest campus debit card companies, hire one, currently charges students 50 cents every time the student enters his pin number at a
to see. thank you for joining us. i hope everybody had a wonderful independence day and welcome back. we are in for an action packed week, and we're here for consideration of hr6079, the repeal obamacare agent is what it's entitled, and we are happy to welcome representatives of the energy and commerce committee, the ways and means committee, and the education and the work force committee. why don't we begin in that order. mr. pitts is here on behalf of the chair of the energy and commerce committee, and chairs the subcommittee on health, and we're awaiting mr. palone, i see, the ranking member of the subcommittee, and we have mr. price and mr. andrews. please join your colleagues at the table here. gentlemen, let me say without objection any prepared statement you have, prepared remarks you have -- looks like you all have beautifully prepared remarks -- without objection, any -- i know they are all prepared, but they are not in writing. anything in writing, i want you to know unless any member here objects, anyone object to having their statements appear in the record? okay. i hear no o
're lucky to have him with us. please join me in welcoming general keith alexander. [applause] [laughter] >> just hide behind the -- well, you know, part of the reason i don't like the publicity is my mother used to say i had a face made for radio. i'm sure you've all heard that before. [laughter] and another comment you could probably add to it is behind every successful army officer is a stunned father-in-law. we have that as well. um, there's a few things that i'd like to talk about today, and i know we're going to have of a small group of about 25-30 people to do that with. and i see that's grown slightly. i'm not a mathematician per se. there are some things that i do want to put on the table for us to discuss, and i know we're going to have a panel that will talk about what we talk about here later in more detail. first, what secretary wolfowitz brought out, i think s absolutely important for our nation. cyber legislation. i think it's important that we talk about this. now, i'm not here to talk about any specific piece of legislation, but i do think it's important that we as a nat
with those of future generations through the fair use of resources. as secretary of state hillary rodham clinton said, "in the 21st century, the only viable development is sustainable development. the only way to deliver lastin g progress for everyone is by preserving our resources and protecting our common environment." one positive development of this rio plus 20 conference wassit discussion of promoting sustainability. the document adopted entitled "the future we want" highlights the role of private companies, the private sector, and their close collaboration with governments in driving sustainable development. it reads in part, "we acknowledge that the implementation of sustainable development will depend on active engagement of both the public and private sectors. we recognize that the active participation of the private sector can contribute to the achievement of sustainable development, including through the important tool of publi public-private partnerships." a number of rio's corporate participants have stepped forward to accept this challenge. many of these global businesses a
are ending your army career the way you began it, by doing pt. it struck me that she was right. i used to open my remarks everywhere all the time with it is a great day to be in the army. secretary panetta legal director clapper, general dempsey, congressman rogers john negr negroponti secretary baker's, general schwartz, general alexander who threw me under the bus by not wearing this uniform. distinguished guests, fellow flag and general officers, d.i.a. intelligence colleagues, friends, family members and most importantly the men and women of d.i.a. thank you for joining us here today. each and every one of you honor myself, my family and professionals of this agency. secretary panetta who has departed honored as with his presence and i remain grateful and honored for the opportunity to have worked with and for secretary over the last few years. his lifetime of service truly reflects the best of this nation's highest ideals and the american people are most fortunate that he is leading the department during this challenging time in our history. as i told him earlier he sets a high ba
for bankruptcy. then, u.s. solicitor general donald verrilli. after that, live remarks by vice president biden on his assessment of the republican congressional budget and its impact on senior citizens. and later, the senate returns for work on a judicial nomination and a campaign finance bill known as the disclose act. .. >> good morning, everybody. and welcome to the joint convening of the energy and power subcommittee and the oversight investigation committee and i join my distinguished subcommittee chairman, mr. whitfield from kentucky, in convening this joint legislative hearing. we have two bills before the subcommittee. i will be addressing my opening statements to the no more solyndras act and then relinquishing the chair for the first panel to my colleague, mr. whitfield. and i yield myself four minutes for my opening statement. with chairman upton, i am a proud sponsor of the no more solyndra act. the act is the product of an 18-month investigation by the subcommittee on oversight and investigations. today marks a turning point in this investigation. we gather to consider a bill that
around and they looked look like us and they open their mouths and they say bar, r., bar. what are they? and of course one thing that happened was they began to be enslaved and in some cases coercively converted until victoria denounced it as a parable of crime. inasmuch as he is a person every indian has free will and consequently is the master of his actions come his dominion. every man has the right to his own life and physical and mental integrity. another great -- also associated is the forerunner of libertarian thinking, who devoted his life to defending the indians against this brutal, horrific enslavement. he has come to the americas as a young adventurer alleged to have seen christopher columbus sailed off to america when he was a boy. and imagine the excitement to go to this new world. what he saw there shocked him, and he was converted by a traveling priest, who explained what was happening here. the brutality, the exploitation, the cruelty visited on these people and he wrote a book called the devastation of the indians, a horrific re. he talks about human beings hunted from
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welcome to this press briefing which, as you know, is on the 2012 u.s. article iv consultation mangre,rie ga ch ws dior our western hemisphere department immediately to madam lagarde' right, rto or ae gh -- ud] is mission chief for the united states. we're on the recor this moing. byafathaendou,l, essrt th se k tion focused on thunited states since that is the topic of the press briefing this morning. and with that, i will as the >>nk vechrs d k veucr mio iefi onhe article iv on the u.s. economy. just to give you a bitf background about what is in th pcuco.v, t really aie st, ptou ouonts busy, extremely engaged throughout the year but wh a particular emphasis over three week of auittop meetgs with the u.s. iclo tee af,rat ys roio v ahe ts tutti t actually explain what our positions are, to see whether we get any factl errorin the press oor an omheeset u fur the d. wbeasnu e 30th for board meeting review. now, if i was to highlight two key messages out hiare re, ou sat rsl,e ucic veas tepid and downside risks have intense tide. they're of two types. cofrhecutop a tun oia erio
of which have significantly advanced u.s. national security interests while also strengthening our national intelligence and military intelligence capabilities during a very challenging period in our nation's history. throughout his time in uniform, lieutenant general burgess has demonstrated an unyielding dedication to duty and innate ability to inspire enthusiasm and commitment to serve those he leads. lieutenant general burgess' selfless service to country and his unparalleled personal drive have been instrumental in transforming defense intelligence into a more capable and cooperative enterprise, providing the critical intelligence required by military commanders and policymakers both at the defense and national levels. commissioned as a second lieutenant through the auburn university rotc program in 1974, lieutenant general burgess began his career with a series of assignments in armor and military intelligence units in germany and at fort stewart, georgia, where he was directly responsible for planning multiple highly successful national training center rotations, numerous command pos
dozen to dozen times between when the u.s. supreme court agreed to hear the case and harvard law professor appeared in public in the classroom by saying th way of the indationwod h wobeth wee fel rn has on msnbc and other networks. he said it again and again and again. and of course, he is teacher that both thechief justice and president obama had when they re students law students at had. stn'c that the basis of the decision is entirely on prince. it is based n what the tngs said. i can realize people can disagree with it. and evidencely so. i think at i the ay se w may have happened leading up to the decision. i. >> just to correct the record. i certainl agree with chief justice roberts whenever he came to the conclusion genuinely believed, i findhitax nvng eriv he came to it as a matter of law, it isunfortunate that -- the question i was raisingis i he d co rve cos o the groundty, if they were the case, and there is at least some leaks that might be the case, is that an admirable move? u t neocens e ca. ane ot ifce to. >> i think that certainly the chief justice needs to be c
there's, they're being used, the streetlights now in much of haiti are being provided through individual solar packs. this is something that would be kind of a relatively easy technology to employ but maybe would decrease some of the energy demands in the regions where we work in the developing world. and we ourselves are extremely -- what happens when your cell phone goes down? it's like your life is over. [laughter] i mean, i think we have to talk seriously about efficient energy and talk about scientific and technological solutions to improve our energy consumption. >> i thought you gave a great answer. i think the only thing i would totally reinforce is that i think the economic growth model that our country has pursued with increasing wealth and what have you is, actually, the biggest gains are by adjusting our own lifestyle. i think that's what we really have to be looking at. >> yeah. and, um, coming to this usm question, i think you really get in trouble if you frame this as, um, a zero sum debate. because then what you get is quite legitimate pushback saying, well, you know, of
why this is a particularly exciting project for geeks like us. [laughter] you're not include inside that, jeremy. jeremy's the cool reporter person, the rest of us are the political science nerds up here. >> actually, at brookings we consider geek a positive word. [laughter] >> lynn was sort of talking about florida. listen, the fact of the matter is, this is -- it is phenomenally difficult to measure with precision what the effect of advertising is. and the person who bought george w. bush's ads in 2000 always used to say with a big smile on his face that it was the most efficient ad buy in history in florida. he didn't waste a single dollar on florida. now, obviously, with a big smile on his face and joking. what he meant was a little too close for comfort for the bush people, but if you're looking at it as a complete economic efficiency, they didn't waste any money in florida because they won by 530 votes, whatever it was. anything they would have spent more than that would be a waste. but they, obviously, don't think like that. they're obviously not trying to get efficiency in t
that will be on the armed forces in the u.s., men and women in service will voluntarily -- the impact will be profound on them and their families. it is worthy of consideration of what the consequence will be that is far greater than anything we are talking about this morning. >> are you close to -- > >> and done. i commend the committee for seeking resolution to this issue. i very much appreciate the opportunity to testify. thank you. >> thank you. >> -- is your mic on? get it close. >> i appreciate the opportunity to testify before you today regarding this serious matter of the potential for sequestration and the implications it has to our defense industry. as you know, i wear two hats. one as the president of the $13 billion company that employs more than 36,000 employees worldwide and second as the chairman of the aerospace industry association, which represents 300 aerospace companies across the u.s., which collectively account for 90% of the revenues for the aerospace and defense industry. i commend the committee on assembling such a representative group of witnesses to provide diverse answers b
out of the box for right now probably would save us a lot in the years ahead. thyou ry m toll haou.ir admiral allen, it was very helpful to hear from you some of the problems that existed prior to the department of homela cu'sat temus at'ts these agencies were working cooperatively before they were brought together and somehow bringing them together made them not works well. yoti, could sense a certain frustration with how the department could be functioning better. for example, you talk abo a coaby f unirmity, anrare in budget presentations across the department. you say, but the departnt has struggled to evolve in soina g. lu planning and mission what do you believe needs to be doneto solve some of the problems that you iustrated in yo written testimony? if coulin m testy,e t vi i t answers. one involves mission execution and one involves mission support. i still have people that work for me in the coast guard, you either execute the mission, or you support the mission. and if you can' explain what exedr dding, either we haven't yb. tis sport side, let's go under appropriations
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assuming the office of u.s. senator, pat leahy gained a national reputation for law enforcement during his eight years as state's attorney in the state's largest county. over his three and a half decades here in the senate, patrick leahy has done many, many remarkable things, and let me just mention a few. cognizant of the suffering and tragedy that land mines cause for civilian populations, patrick leahy has led in this body -- and in fact the entire u.s. government -- the campaign to end the production and use of antipersonnel land mines. many lives and limbs have been saved as a result of senator leahy's efforts. with similar commitment and passion, as chair of the senate judiciary committee, patrick leahy has led the effort to insist on fairness at the department of justice to support free speech and a free press and to require and maintain openness and transparency in government. at a time of major infringements on privacy rights in this country from both the private sector and the government, pat leahy has been a strong champion of civil liberties and the constitution of the united s
of the things that he hears from his constituents is that they expect us to work together here in washington, in the senate, in congress to get things done for the people of this country. i hear that from my constituents. i'm sure the presiding officer hears that from her constituents. people throughout the country expect us to work together, and they want to see us address the economic challenges that we're facing in the country. well, one of the best ways to address the fiscal issues that we're facing is to be able to grow this economy, and nothing is more important to growing the economy, to creating jobs than small businesses. senator casey talked about the recent report that came out from his congressional committee, talking about the importance of small business. the fact is that over the last decade, businesses are fewer than 250 employees accounted for nearly 80% of all new hires. economists tell us that about two-thirds of the jobs that are going to be needed to get us out of this recession are going to come from small businesses, and in new hampshire, small businesses are particula
and put behind us before any further damage is done to a woman, an american of genuine patriotism and love of country. mr. president, i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: mr. coats: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from in. mr. coats: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the call of the quorum be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. coats: mr. president, i come to the floor today to comment on a couple of things. one, the dialogue that took place this morning before the majority leader and minority leader relative to how the senate should function -- two different views on this between the two, and they had quite an exchange. i don't know how many people tuned in. i tuned in this morning and then found myself pretty engaged in that. it all stemmed from the fact that the majority leader announced that he was not going to bring any of the appropriations bill to the floor for debate, consideration, amendment, or voting. i'm a member of that appropriations
overt ot noig ea us ae calls attack to veto a tax i which it can. in the consequee asked him put it th a arog webl slei ghecin klee t eer en ott eat broccoli. [lauter] we now move on to discuss a little bit more l i te t t siea g frdnt fhe nio laws but also all the otherconcerns mentioned, and we have a very distguished panel as i say that will ade tat ay. po ap bfimis, tevodll dan'lno some q&a and lively conversation. what we will hear from firsti louis michael seiman of cotituonal a gn ivty ah cotualdisnc cotualws. we will hear next from david rifkin jr. a partner that was the lead for he 26 stat th le tontiony heore e c. prsst george washington university school of public health service's she also directed the legislative to acting as president clinton's ralfrracn e afsheae h vingrff a ge university and former director of the medicaid program and counseto the u.s. house of representativessubcommittee on thay nirdhe environme d fr r boce lo hipaa craddock myth and adviser to president obama's 2008 campaign and transition team. o o mike seidman.turn ings >> thank you, susan and t
on economic and political issues. then the senate's back focusing on a nomination for the u.s. court of appeals. >> we have to be really clear about the very many ways that we own ourselves and we own our history and that we make decisions that our history is phenomenal, vital and special. >> the former president of bennett college, julianne malvo, writes and comments on african-american economic history. and this sunday your questions, calls, e-mails and tweets for the author of "surviving and thriving: 365 facts in black economic history." julianne malveaux, in depth live at noon eastern on c-span2's booktv. >> now, blogger and political commentator mary katherine ham talks to young activists answer how to start a career in the nation's capital. among the advice she gives them is to stay connected with communities outside of washington and keep informed of new technologies. she spoke at the capitol hill seminar hosted by the clare boothe luce policy institute. >> i'm a student at the university of virginia. i've had the pleasure today introducing mary katherine ham. mary katherine
for the last three and a half years despite repeated appeals, bipartisan appeals urging them to work with us to help solve the judicial vacancy crisis. i have been here in the time of president ford, president carter, president reagan, president george h.w. bush, president clinton, president george w. bush. none of these presidents were treated like this, none of them were by either republicans or democrats. somehow this president is considered different. we have seen everyone from chief justice john roberts who was appointed by a republican president to the nonpartisan american bar association urging the senate to vote on qualified judicial nominees. they are able to administer justice for the american public. sadly, republicans insist on being the party of no. but the american people and the overburdened federal courts need qualified justices to administer justice in our federal courts, not the perpetuation of extended numerous vacancies. we extend the number of vacancies even as the population of this country increases. today, vacancies on the federal courts are more than two and a half t
on average from approximately $55,000 to $50,000. food stamp use, food stamp recipients have increased from 32 million recipients when this administration started in office to 46 million food stamp recipients today. home values have dropped on average from $169,000 to $148,000. the economic growth, economic growth in this recovery is the weakest of any recovery since world war ii. last quarter, our growth was 1.9% versus the prior quarter, 1.9%. job creation last month, 80,000 jobs, but it takes 150,000 jobs gaining every month just to hold even with our population growth, just to start reducing that 8.2% unemployment rate. so the facts, those are the facts. they speak for themselves. you can draw your own conclusion. the president's approach to our economy is making it worse. his fallure to join with us in extending the current tax rates and engage in pro-growth tax reform rather than raising taxes is sitting on our economy like a big, wet blanket. but we can change that. we can change that right now. we do it by extending the current tax rates, the tax rates that have been in effect for t
committee are ready to work on this important legislation as well. and they refuse to work with us to help the economy or to prevent a looming tax hike on nearly a million small businesses at the end of the year. instead, they prefer to waste valuable time on a vote they have argued for many years shouldn't take place this close to a presidential election. now that there is a democrat in the white house, they refuse to follow past practice of postponing the consideration of circuit court nominations this late in a presidential election year so the american people can decide who they want to make these important appointments. this practice is known as the leahy-thurmond rule. it's a custom they vigorously defended when there was a republican in the white house. so let's take a look at recent history. in 2004, the unemployment rate was only 5.4%. on our circuit courts, however, back in 2004, there were nine declared judicial emergencies. now, that didn't matter to our democratic colleagues. the senate stopped, stopped circuit court nominations in june of that year, even though we had nine ju
because we are in a filibuster situation with the republicans blocking us, actually going to the senate debate on this bill. so while it's debate in the lay sense of the word, it is a discussion; it is not senate debate on the floor because we stand here being filibustered with a majority of senators that demonstrably support going to this bill. but i said that i'd describe some of the things that my republican colleagues have said in the past about disclosure. and so let me begin doing that. senator mcconnell, of course, has been very publicly in favor of it. that may relate to the fact that a report by the -- hang on, let me get the name on the front page -- corporate reform coalition went state by state, and the republican leader's home state of kentucky has a ban on independent expenditures by corporations in its state constitution. his state constitution bans the conduct that is at issue here. kentucky has disclosure provisions that require disclosure when independent expenditures of over $500 are made in any one election. here's here objecting to a $10,000 limit, and kentucky disc
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